We're Going to Ibiza

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"We're Going to Ibiza!"
We'reGoingtoIbiza.jpg
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released30 August, 1999
FormatCD single
Recorded1998
Genre
Length3:08
LabelBreakin' Records/Violent Music
Songwriter(s)
  • Jeff Calvert
  • Max West
Producer(s)
  • Danski
  • DJ Delmundo
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1999)
"We're Going to Ibiza!"
(1999)
"Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"
(1999)
Music video
"We're Going to Ibiza!" on YouTube

"We're Going to Ibiza!" is a song by Dutch Eurodance group the Vengaboys. It was released in August 1999 as the sixth and final single from The Party Album. Based on Typically Tropical's 1975 number-one hit "Barbados", the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in September 1999, becoming the group's second and most recent number-one single there. Outside the UK, the song also reached number one in the group's native Netherlands and became a top 5 hit in Flemish Belgium, Norway, and Sweden.

Content[edit]

The song is notable for the pronunciation of "Ibiza" as /ɪˈbtsə/ by the vocalists in the title line, which is unusual in English but a common pronunciation in the groups' native Dutch language.

Popularity in Austria[edit]

After the revelation of the Ibiza affair in May 2019, which caused the resignation of Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, demonstrators in Vienna used the song as a protest song.[1] As a consequence, the song became so popular again that it managed to re-enter the Austrian charts and eventually top them.[2] [3] This popularity culminated with a live performance of the Vengaboys at the usual Donnerstagsdemonstrationen (German: Thursdays demonstrations) in front of the Chancellery in Vienna.[4]

Music video[edit]

The video features the members of the Vengaboys, depicted as animated characters, traveling to Ibiza while passing by many places including Rome and Moscow. The opening scene is at Toronto's city hall. Incidentally, in the video, the Washington D.C. snapshot showcases the Clinton-Lewinsky Incident. It can be found 1:40 into the video and lasts for about 4 seconds.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Hit Radio Mix) — 3:39
  2. "We Like to Party!" (Jason Nevins Club Mix) — 7:00

Maxi single

  1. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Hit Radio Mix) — 3:39
  2. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (DJ Peran Remix) — 6:44
  3. "We Like to Party!" (Jason Nevins Club Mix) — 7:00
  4. "We Like to Party!" (Tin Tin Out Remix) — 6:47
  5. "We Like to Party!" (Klubbheads Remix) — 6:06
  6. "We Like to Party!" (Jason Nevins Dub Mix) — 5:49

Australian maxi-single

  1. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Hit Radio Mix) 3:40
  2. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Hit Club Airplay) 3:25
  3. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (DJ Peran Remix) 6:44
  4. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Hit Club Extended Remix) 5:08
  5. "Paradise" (DJ Jam X & De Leon's DuMonde Mix) 8:38
  6. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Video)

Other remixes

  1. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Beach Radio Mix)
  2. "We're Going to Ibiza!" (Beach Extended Mix) 5:22

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oltermann, Philip (19 May 2019). "Austria prepares for fresh elections after Ibiza video scandal". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ "'Going to Ibiza' - Austria scandal sends '90s dance hit to number 1". Reuters. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ Vengaboys head back to Ibiza with ‘protest’ hit in Austria
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/vengaboys/status/1134194840974086149
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. 6 October 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  10. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, 11 September 1999
  11. ^ Eurochart peak
  12. ^ "Vengaboys: We're Going to Ibiza!" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – We're Going to Ibiza". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Indice per Interprete: V". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 16, 1999" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". Top 40 Singles.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". VG-lista.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!" Canciones Top 50.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". Singles Top 100.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza!". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1999" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  28. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - Single 1999" (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  29. ^ "End of Year Charts 1999". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  30. ^ "Romanian Top 100: Top of the Year 1999" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005.
  31. ^ "Årslista Singlar - År 1999" (in Swedish). Hitlistan. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  32. ^ "Best Sellers of 1999: Singles Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media. 22 January 2000. p. 27.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  34. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  35. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 13 November 2018. Enter We're Going to Ibiza in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  36. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  37. ^ "British single certifications – Vengaboys – We're Going to Ibiza". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 November 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type We're Going to Ibiza in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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